With – Five Minute Friday

              – With – Five Minute Friday –

A perfect word to think about: With.

The first thing that popped to mind when I thought of that word this morning was how to start each new day with, hopefully, a bit more peace. How? Before getting up, have time with God.

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Why? Along with your pillow, He’s the very first one with you and your thoughts each and every morning. He already knows those first thoughts you are having about the day ahead. Many times we wake up with worries or joys, fears, stress, and concerns for others and/or yourself. Often we may wake up with a list of things to do that seem to have no end in sight. Let Him know your concerns, even if it’s just a few of these, before facing your day. Or maybe  just a simple time thanking Him for the new day ahead.

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Now sure, it’s not like every morning before your foot hits the floor you have all the time and energy in the world. Maybe you are one who’s mornings find it hard to even find your brain until that coffee cup is in your hand.

 

 

But think about it,  what better way to begin the day than to spend at least a little bit of your time with God before your feet touches that floor, and before you face the word.

I just know that sometimes thanking God for this cozy bed I’m on, the worm house I’m in, before asking Him, “Lord, please help me know what I’m doing today,” can sure make that very first step start as a bit more noticeable peace-filled day. And we all can use that more often than not.

So let’s all remember that, even before that sun comes up, that God’s right there, along with your pillow, and knows all your thoughts. Have time with Him.

Marianne Petersen’s book God and Your Pillow is now available. (Amazon) – You can follow Marianne on Twitter at @marimemoirs and read more on her blog, marimemoirs.com.

 

 

 

 

My Favorite View – 5 Minute Friday

     –  My Favorite View – 5 Minute Friday –

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Do you ever ask yourself what, if you could choose, would be one of the last things you would see before heading up to your new home in Heaven. If you knew it was time God told you He couldn’t wait any longer to have His own child finally come home, where would you choose to be the last place you spend before going.

Mine would be to go sit down along the ocean when the sun is close to going down.

Family around me of course after I’d have a bit of time praying, thanking God for the life He had given me here on earth. Seeing the rays of beauty it shows on the water, in the sky, and all around as it slowly goes down behind that amazing ball called the Earth.

A few decorate clouds would be welcomed but only if they show even more beauty to that sun.

That’s my dream. It always has . . .  and always will be.